Over 1,200 members and friends enjoyed MinnPost’s eighth annual variety show on April 24 at the Historic State Theatre. Hundreds crowded into Rock Bottom Brewery for the pre-show party. Returning performers like Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, Rep. Tom Emmer and Roxane Battle were joined by first-timers Rep. Keith Ellison, soprano Maria Jette and Go 96.3’s Barb Abney, among others. MinnPost contributing photographer Jana Freiband captured the evening.
At this year’s MinnRoast, we appealed to attendees to help MinnPost fund a new beat focusing on immigrant and refugee communities in Minnesota. If you did not make a pledge at MinnRoast, please make a contribution to this important beat now.